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The Dog Room – Bringing comfort to Cockermouth canines

When you only have a bath every couple of months then it needs to be something pretty special.  The same for your haircut, when it’s an all-over affair it’s reassuring to know you’re in caring and capable hands. At the Dog Room in Cockermouth, Sharon and Lucy Nicholson are used to dealing with demanding pooches.  […]

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Madness Announce Outdoor Concert at Bitts Park in Carlisle

Madness have just been announced as the headliners for a huge outdoor concert in Bitts Park, Carlisle. The show will take place on 9th June 2019 with doors at 3pm. Special guests are expected to be announced in the near future. Madness are one of the best known Ska bands in the UK. They have […]

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Get your cans out!

Midas Watches & Electric Soup Presents Soup-For-Soup. Using house music to raise money and food for local food banks in West Cumbria this Christmas. On December 23rd Rory Wood and Electric Soup club in Workington are doing something a little different for the community. The night will see a variety of DJ’s liven the night […]

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The Great Train Journeys bring Michael Portillo to Workington

22 January, Carnegie Theatre, Workington Michael Portillo You would be excused for wondering why a former Conservative cabinet minister who was a favourite of Maggie Thatcher would come to Workington for a public speaking engagement.     Workington has been a Labour stronghold forever and as a rising star of the Tories in the 80’s and […]

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How travel can inspire a change of direction

Alex Cook brings ideas from his time on the road into Vanquish, a new clothing range with Earth friendly ideals that branch from tribal roots.   There’s no such thing as an ordinary life, everyone has their own defining moments, extreme situations and special times.  Egremont born Alex has had his fair share of them […]

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Shop Local alternative gift guide

Looking for last minute gift ideas for people who are hard to buy for? We have some great ideas, right here in our local area.  They’re a bit different but they might just be what you’re looking for.   For a relaxing night out…  Theatre Royal Workington If you know someone that loves a great […]

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Aerial flight at Honister is a step closer to take off

The planning committee of the Lake District National Park Authority voted 7 – 3 in favour of the Aerial Flight at Honister Slate Mine. Co-owner of Honister Joe Weir is happy with the outcome. “We are over the moon that the Aerial Flight has been approved – subject to conditions. It’s been a long process, […]

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Our Lakes Series – Loweswater

It may lack the grandeur of Wasdale or the drama of Ennerdale but Craig Wishart explains why Loweswater has a charm of its very own. It’s a rare when you stumble on a place the modern world has left largely in peace. Technology, traffic, relentless development and our own electronic devices infiltrate our lives further […]

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Time to get Winter Ready with Oak Trees Animal Charity

Our pets are so important to us and with the winter season fast approaching, the Oak Tree team would like to share some of their Top Tips for taking care of our four-legged friends in the colder weather: Dog and Cat Winter Tips   As the dark and colder nights draw in it’s important to […]

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Keep it in Cumbria.  Why buying local is vital to our communities

As we creep towards Christmas we’re going to be bombarded by advertising and hype from big business with a lot of money to spend.  Shop local In a way it’s an all out war on our senses.  The christmas ads are out and we’re made to feel warm and fuzzy – that is –  as long […]

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